Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Studying Emotion, Relationships, and Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) at Arizona State Univ...

This month’s blog post comes to us from sunny Arizona, more specifically, Dayana Villarreal, Graduate Student, Arizona State University. Below, you are invited to read about her current research project on...

You have been told you have alexithymia: Now, what? (Post for patients)

Let’s first answer: What is alexithymia? Basically, it means, not having words for emotions (a=not having, lexi=word, thymia=emotion) or in other words, having a hard time identifying and describing...

How important is alexithymia in the treatment of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)? (Post fo...

Spoiler alert: Important in patients who have PNES and high alexithymia What is alexithymia? Basically, it is, not having words for emotions (a=not having, lexi=word, thymia=emotion) or in other words, having...

Face Masks: to wear or not to wear when you are living with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES...

In recent months, I have been asked by a few patients who have been diagnosed with PNES (dissociative seizures) whether it is safe to wear a mask with PNES. On one hand, it is becoming obligatory to wear...

Breaking news: Results of a major Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Study for psychogenic non-epile...

Recently, Goldstein et al published their results from a randomized CBT treatment versus “treatment as usual” (TAU) study in which treatment outcome in patients who had a history of dissociative seizures...

Staying healthy as a person living with PNES while staying cooped up during the age of COVID-19

We have all been asked to practice something called “social distancing” which means keeping at least 6 feet from others and avoiding (as of today) being in a group of 10 people. Schools, churches, public...

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